When is this holiday celebrated?
This holiday is observed & celebrated on November 17 every year.
Are there other related holidays? Yes!
International Day of Peace (September 21)
Random Acts of Peace Day
What is this holiday for?
We are encouraged as individuals to play a role in making the world a better place. Avoid war and promote peace. It all starts with us so teach your children well.
The World Peace Organization promotes & says this:
"If we start teaching our children by example, instead of just saying things and not following through ourselves, maybe, just maybe, they will understand the importance of their actions and deeds." "It is a simple way to teach our children that we do stand for living in a peaceful world." "That humans, as a species, can learn from their mistakes, and live in balance with the planet, instead of destroying everything we touch." "If we can instill that profit from corrupt means will be a loss for mankind, and endanger our planet's ability to enable us to survive, then perhaps they will have lives that will be worth living in the future."
Origin of this holiday:
World Peace Day appears to be a grass roots effort. It was started by Don Morris of Miami Florida. It was started around 1997. You may also know Don as the "Peaceguy".
World Peace Day Organization:
We found reference to peace holidays on
several Greeting Card sites.
What type of holiday is this?
• • • United States Holiday
The Basic Christian idea
The basic Christian ideal promotes peace through goodwill and by sharing the faith with others, as well as forgiving those who do try to break the peace. Below are selections from two gospels:
"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." Matthew 5:44 - 45
"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." John 13:34-35
Other November Holidays around the world
How can I Celebrate this holiday?
- Blog with us about it! - We have a blog called "Everyday is a Holiday" so visit our pages and talk with us about this holiday.
- Send Free E-Greeting! - If your ready to get together with your friends don't forget to invite them with these fun Internet Invitations.
You may also be interested in these related pages: